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What are the important events that happened on July 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 27 is the 209th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 14, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,492,960 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 185 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,314 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 27 Historical Events

  • 1720
    The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
  • 1929
    The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
  • 1981
    6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
  • 1990
    The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
  • 2005
    STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.

Who were born on July 27?

  • 1452
    Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1508)
  • 1929
    Jack Higgins, British novelist
  • 1975
    Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Christopher Weselek, German rugby player

Who died on July 27?

  • 1675
    Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France (b. 1611)
  • 1841
    Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer, poet and painter (b. 1814)
  • 1981
    William Wyler, German-born American film director (b. 1902)
  • 1999
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 2008
    Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican businessman (b. 1923)

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